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Yorkshire - A man who hypnotised a married mother and made her perform sex acts is facing a prison sentence.
Self-taught hypnotist Timothy Porter exposed himself and made his patient fondle her breasts during what was supposed to be a weight-loss session in her home.
The startled victim woke from a trance after something touched her neck and saw the 40-year-old with his trousers down.
Fitness fanatic Porter, a former serviceman who was based at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire, had half a dozen treatment sessions with the mother of three last year.
Prosecutors said Porter’s conduct and conversations became ‘sexualised’ at an early stage of their meetings. In December, during a visit to the woman’s home in North Yorkshire - while her children slept upstairs - he put her into a hypnotic trance.
She contacted police after ‘waking’ to find him with his trousers down and ordering her to touch herself.
Porter, now living in Blackburn, admitted causing a person to engage in sexual activity when he appeared at Teesside Crown Court.
He will be sentenced next month after background reports have been prepared by probation workers, and was given bail until then.
It is thought Porter is married with a child, and he was accompanied at court yesterday by a woman.
Court papers reveal that he was due to leave the RAF around the time of the offence.
On one occasion, he asked his victim if she would like to experience ‘heightened orgasms’. Porter had claimed that nothing sexual happened during the visits to his victim’s home in the year leading up to the offence.
After he admitted the charge, an interim order was made for him to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register. The length of the registration will depend on his sentence.
A source said: ‘It was when she was hypnotised that he started to become a bit more lewd. He says there was nothing sexual in the lead-up to the one incident, but her account is there was some untoward behaviour.
‘It’s simply not known if there are other clients, but he did bill himself as an amateur hypnotist.’